Uncategorized
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MDM: Subject-Area Data Integration

EvanLevy - August 11, 2009

I frequently describe MDM as subject area data integration. The whole point of mastering and managing data is to simplify data sharing, since confusion only occurs when…

Data Warehousing
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Good Data Warehouse DBAs are Hard to Find

EvanLevy - July 29, 2009

As a consultant I’m often asked about how roles and responsibilities should be delegated or identified within the IT organization to support the data warehousing. One role…

Business Intelligence
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Repurposing Your Data Warehouse Platform—Not!

EvanLevy - July 14, 2009

I’ve noticed lately that data warehouse vendors are dusting off the arguments and pitches of days gone by. Don’t buy specialized hardware for your database needs! You’ll…

Data Warehousing
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Sun and Oracle

EvanLevy - June 30, 2009

The recent acquisition of Sun by Oracle has raised a lot of speculative discussion about the latter vendor’s strategic pursuits. The move may or may not result…

Business Intelligence
826 views

No Data Warehouse Required: BI Reporting Extends Its Reach

EvanLevy - June 9, 2009

It’s rare these days to find clients who haven’t already decided on a standard BI platform. Most of the new BI tool discussions we get into with…

Data Mining
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The Rise of the Columnar Database

EvanLevy - May 19, 2009

photo by eflonI’m continually surprised that more vendors haven’t hurled themselves onto the columnar database bandwagon. The more this space matures, the more evident it becomes that…

Uncategorized
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MDM and M&A

EvanLevy - May 5, 2009

A lot of our new clients have asked us to build MDM business cases to support their merger and acquisition strategies. Specifically, they’re looking to support the…

Business Intelligence
700 views

Your Company’s Data Supply Chain

EvanLevy - April 21, 2009

photo by BotheredByBeesAt Baseline Consulting we've been talking for several years about the concept of a data supply chain. But IT executives are only now starting to…

Business Intelligence
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Blurring the Line Between SOA and BI

EvanLevy - April 7, 2009

photo by SiomuzzzI recently read with interest an article in the Microsoft Architect Journal on so-called Service-Oriented Business Intelligence or, as the article’s authors call it, “SoBI.”…

Business Intelligence
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Not MDM, Not Data Governance: Data Management.

EvanLevy - March 24, 2009

photo by garybirnieHas everyone forgotten database development fundamentals?In the hubbub of MDM and data governance, everyone’s lost track of the necessity of data standards and practices. All…